We have some big changes on tap as we go through this week. For the next two days, we will see a lot of cloud cover, but it’s unlikely we will get any precipitation out of them, although the winds will kick up Wednesday afternoon and a High Wind Watch is in effect late Wednesday into Thursday. A very wet and vigorous storm system, with a moisture tap that will form an Atmospheric River will push into the region Thursday, bringing heavy and wet snow to the mountains, and we are likely to get a fair amount of spillover rainfall into western Nevada. Ahead of the storm front, temperatures will be fairly warm (mid to upper-50s) but will drop quickly on Thursday into the 40s.
The rain Thursday could switch over to snow in the valleys late in the day, and snow showers could continue through Friday. Another fairly wet storm comes through Sunday which could bring another round of snow to all levels and keep our temperatures hovering in the upper 30s to lower 40s.